Tuesday

Speed Reviews


You may have noticed, I write a lot of book reviews. Of course, the problem there is that a lot of people don't have the time or motivation to read through huge blocks of text about a book they haven't read. To make it easier, I've introduced speed reviews. Here are the last five books I reviewed, condensed into 140 characters. Like Twitter, but for book reviews!

The Husband's Secret^Liane Moriarty
Wife discovers her husband’s dark secret and it affects three families. Good for summer reading. Predictable but entertaining enough. 4/10

Cairo^ - Chris Womersley
Naive student meets bohemian crowd and falls into art heist. Based on true events. Character development confusing and many unanswered questions. 5/10 


Comprehensive chronicle of Savile's life that began before the revelations. Difficult but important reading. Very well-written and researched. 9/10


The Strange Library^-Haruki Murakami
Boy gets locked in an underground library and makes two unlikely friends. Murakami at his surreal best. Beautiful, grown-up picture book. 8/10


Crude autobiography of Keith Lemon's fictional childhood. Naughty but clever use of dialect and very funny for those with similar humour. 7/10


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Well I certainly have a varied taste in books! This is a great cross-section of my book collection to be honest! 

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5 comments :

  1. This is a great idea, Becky! I love reading book reviews but I know a lot of people like it short and straight to the point xx

    Charlotte / Colours & Carousels

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  2. This is such a good idea to do quick reviews like this (although I still love the in-depth ones too!) Out of all of these I like the look of The Strange Library best x

    Josie’s Journal

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  3. I saw the Husband's secret and thought about getting it last summer. The cover drew me in. Never did buy it though and I might not bother now. I like the sound of The strange library though!

    140 character book review is the best idea ever!

    Reinventing Neesha ♥

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  4. Amazing idea Becky! Although I am now debating a purchase of The Husbands Secret, can't stant predictable reads!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  5. I really liked this, such a good idea! I do love reading book reviews, but now and again I don't have the time or energy to read big block reviews so this was really helpful and straight to the point! It helped me to decide which books I would want to read as well :) Thanks

    Angelica x

    www.cosybookcorner.blogspot.co.uk

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